Alfred’s Pizzeria – Perth
Located downstairs off Barrack Street, in the lower lever of the heritage Yates Building (directly opposite the Treasury Building), Alfred’s Pizzeria is a (very) small bar (think 40-50 patrons max).
With more than a generous nod to Fat Shan Records, who previously occupied the venue before Cheang took over the lease. The fit-out is an eclectic mix of 1920’s mobster meets classic rock and roll. With exposed beams and brickwork, Italian style checkered tablecloths, vintage New York Times wallpaper, band posters, and polaroid-style photos of infamous mobsters, and famous celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Al Capone, and Bugsy Malone (i’m pretty sure I even saw Bugsy’s Tommy gun in a underfloor display case).
It took Cheang more than a year of faffing around with the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor to acquire his Liquor Licence (all the while paying rent on the venue) before he opened the doors back in May.
That said, the wait was well worth it. With the venue now open and focusing on delicious, traditional hand made pizza, freshly squeezed juices, quality craft beer, cocktails, spirits and West Australian wines.
Unlike the gangsters who adorn the walls, you’re not going to break the bank, frequenting this establishment – with a ‘slice’ of pizza, and a glass of Clare Valley Sangiovese setting you back only $15. Beers, and Ciders range from $8-$15. Wine starts at $9 a glass, and tops out at $89 for a bottle of Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz. Pizza’s are $15-$21 depending on the style/toppings (plus they keep cooking till 11.45pm).
Despite the uncanny, similarity between Alfred’s and Sydney’s Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice. Both do Pizza, rock and roll, great drinks, and good vibes – really well (and that’s a good thing!).
Alfred’s Pizzeria small bar is a great addition to the city, and a refreshing breath of rock and roll, casualness, to the otherwise sterile concrete jungle of the CBD.
Alfred’s Pizza Bar
A: 37 Barrack St, Perth
O: Mon-Sun: 15:00-24:00